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News Links | July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

Opinion: Capital budget standoff delaying work across state | College Cellars vineyard instructor Joel Perez recruits technology | Correcting Jeff Sessions | Need a job? This program could entice you to become a certified nursing assistant | Skagit Valley College, Max Dale's partner to make culinary dream come true | Improvements to schools and hospitals delayed while politicians fight about water | Connecting youth to careers in manufacturing | Geek of the Week: IT veteran Joe Hueffed might have the most iconic Seattle resume ever | Bremerton High grad takes 5,000-mile bike tour through South America | Hospital goes to GHC to help fill open nursing positions | Opinion: Getting an education in wine | Yakima Valley College tuition increasing for fall | Veteran Hollywood actor Sam Elliott feels at home in Oregon | Funding for EWU, SCC projects remains stalled in Washington Legislature over water rights law | Revving economic engines at community colleges >>

News Links | July 6, 2017

July 06, 2017

Cindy Faubion named nurse of the year | Student Voices: I’m one of the first in my family to attend college. Here’s how I got there. | After 25 years, Pierce College Puyallup reveals contents of time capsule | New Edmonds CC equity, inclusion VP says she’s committed to student success | Walla Walla Community College student’s art chosen for merit, People’s Choice awards | Sunnyside native becomes national anthem singing icon in Chicago | Zornes named Honored Citizen of the Year | BTC Foundation board adds three members | Upriver radio station grappling with need for funding | Westport winery Best of Class at Washington State Wine Competition | Dent bill would prevent airport service consolidation | EvCC to expand housing to students from other schools | Drones take area businesses to new heights | Housing almost ready for Columbia Basin College students | Herald photos of the week >>

News Links | June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

Dad's a convict. Mom's on meth. But this formerly homeless kid is college bound | GOP refusal to work on capital budget threatens projects | High employment has Clark County businesses scouring for workers | Joy, tears as 19 inmates in state's prison for women earn college degrees | LCC braces for state government shutdown | Olympic College to offer bachelor's degree in digital film-making | Peninsula College looks to add student housing | Program opens doors to higher education | SFCC trims summer classes to save money as two-year schools grapple with funding challenges | Tools of the Trade Scholarships for SPSCC Students | Washington State Wine Competition back after hiatus >>

News Links | June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

Cybersecurity is hot, and these Washington colleges teach it | Whatcom Community College partners with UW to improve health care for rural and urban underserved communities | Middle schoolers sample possible STEM careers | LWTech Society for Human Resource Management chapter honored with national award | Clark College students install drain at community greenhouse | Seattle Central enters into direct transfer agreement with Wilberforce University | Sequim native sets Seattle thriller from afar | Washington state wine competition made its return at YVC Grandview Campus | Lab partners | Medical partners face challenges with Walla Walla General Hospital closure | Foster graduate wants to see her classmates succeed >>

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